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Rome: Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles

About the Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome:

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Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome ( also known by its Latin Name, Santi Dodici Apostoli is a minor Basilica and, as the name implies, is dedicated to the Holy Apostles. It was originally dedicated to St. James and St. Philip, but eventually to all the Apostles.

The relics of Saint James (his femur) and Saint Philip (his foot) are here in the Basilica.

Although the church is named for these two saints, there are others whose relics are here also….brought for protection as people began digging up the bodies of martyred saints.

Here is a video from Rome Reports describing the Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles.

Finding the Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome:

Address: Piazza dei Santi Apostoli 51 – 00187 ROME

Tel: 06-69.95.78.43 – fax 06-69.95.73.21

e-mail:  SantiXIIApostoli@VicariatusUrbis.org

Click here for the official website of the Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome (not current at this time).  Click here for their Facebook page.

 

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